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Police Logs

Thursday, October 13, 2011

A Tamaqua area burglary is being probed by state police at Frackville.

Troopers said the home of Roberto Picone, 35, of 1300 block of Shady Lane in Walker Township, was entered sometime between 8:30 a.m. and 3 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 11. Removed from the home were multiple pieces of jewelry.

Anyone with information concerning this incident is asked to call troopers at (570) 874-5300.

Thursday, October 13, 2011

A large amount of cash and valuable jewelry were reported taken in a Carbon County burglary.

State police at Fern Ridge said the home of Alainna Bunch, 32, of 18 Autumn Lane, Penn Forest Township, was entered by unknown means. Once inside the criminals proceeded to the bedroom where they removed $3,200 in cash and another $5,000 to $7,000 worth of miscellaneous jewelry and coins.

The break-in occurred sometime between noon and 3 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 10. Anyone with information concerning this incident is asked to call troopers at (610) 377-4270.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

A Monroe County man was arrested at a district judge's office.

Pocono Mountain Regional police said Kevin Curry, 19, of Tobyhanna, arrived at the office of DJ Anthony Fluegel's office in Tobyhanna, to pay on a fine, on Tuesday, Oct. 11, about 11 a.m. A computer check revealed that Curry had a warrant for his arrest out of the county's sheriff's office for drug charges.

Curry was taken into custody and placed in the county prison in Snydersville on the warrant.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

A Walker Township man was cited for driving under the influence (DUI) of alcohol by Tamaqua police on Monday.

An officer was on patrol at 2:02 a.m. Monday, Oct. 10, and observed a black Volkswagen traveling south on Greenwood Street.

The VW had its right turn signal activated but made a left turn on Hazle, then did a U-turn and headed north on Greenwood. The car jumped the curb, then re-entered the roadway, leading the officer to conduct a vehicle stop.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Two men, neighbors, were cited by Tamaqua police on Sunday, following a dispute.

Officers were dispatched to the unit block of Hunter Street at 12:45 a.m. where they found Wayne Terry, 25, of 63 Hunter St. and Joseph Bennett, 29, of 62 Hunter St. Both men were visibly intoxicated and claimed the other had started the fight.

They were taken into custody and later issued citations for disorderly conduct.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

The Wilkes-Barre enforcement office of the state liquor control board has cited a Monroe County business for a violation of the liquor code.

BT Enterprises Inc., doing business as The Dutchman, SR507 Main St., Gouldsboro, Lehigh Township, was cited for refilling liquor bottles.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Tamaqua police were dispatched to the Tamaqua Area Senior High School Friday afternoon, Oct. 7, to deal with an irate parent and two students who had allegedly been involved in a scuffle.

The students, two males ages 14 and 16, were reportedly involved in an altercation as they were leaving the school cafeteria. Administrative personnel found tobacco products on the younger male and contacted his father regarding the district's zero tolerance policy.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

A Berks County motorcyclist was injured in a crash in Carbon County. The accident was one of three investigated by state police at Lehighton.

Troopers said Keith J. Garvey, 47, of Hamburg, was driving a 2003 Harley-Davidson westbound on Lower Smith Gap Road in Lower Towamensing Township, about 3:30 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 9. He was negotiating a right curve and he scraped the right foot panel on the road surface causing him to lose control. The bike came to final rest on the south berm.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

A 17-year-old Tamaqua male was cited early Monday morning after police determined he had been consuming alcohol.

Officers on patrol observed the teen walking in the area of Broad Street at 2:45 a.m. and stopped to check on the youth's condition.

As the teen was speaking to officers, telling them he was on his way home from a friend's, the odor of alcohol was detected on his breath.

The male admitted to drinking several cans of beer that he had taken from his mother's home.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

A domestic incident in Schuylkill County led to the jailing of a county resident.

State police at Frackville said they were dispatched to 17 Jerrys Road, Ringtown, in Union Township, about 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 11, for a report of a 9-1-1 hangup. Upon arrival officers spoke with Michele Erica Beaver, 52, of that address, who said she had been struck with a piece of metal by her husband, George Samuel Beaver, 53.